HIPS Survey

  • Twenty_Someth...

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    Jun 05, 2011 12:02 AM GMT
    Does anyone else see that survey about gay men and pornography that is being advertised on RJ? Will they actually send you 25 buckaroos if you complete it, or is it a sham?

    Thanks!
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    Jun 05, 2011 12:08 AM GMT

    My guess is that they're collecting info, like email addresses, etc. for future spamming. Wouldn't touch it....
  • Webster666

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    Jun 05, 2011 12:11 AM GMT
    Anything that sounds too good to be true, almost always is.
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    Jun 05, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    I thought all those "tell us a few things about yourself" type of threads were discrete surveys to know more about those who respond?


    Anyways, 2 reasons why I won't do a survey from here legit or not.

    #1 I do not like sharing a lot of information about myself so that others can do a complete profile of me in their heads.

    #2 I don't need $25.00.

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    Jun 05, 2011 12:42 AM GMT
    ESCESV saidI thought all those "tell us a few things about yourself" type of threads were discrete surveys to know more about those who respond?


    Anyways, 2 reasons why I won't do a survey from here legit or not.

    #1 I do not like sharing a lot of information about myself so that others can do a complete profile of me in their heads.

    #2 I don't need $25.00.



    agreed maybe $2500.00
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    Jun 05, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    Back in antediluvian times, when I was in grad school, marketing outfits would sometimes put a dollar bill, or even a five, into their mailed surveys.
    Of course, most of these went straight into the trashcan without being opened. When someone finally discovered there was cash inside, all the grad students would be frantically dumpster diving... in a casual way, trying not to tip off everyone else.


    I don't know if anyone ever filled out the stupid surveys.
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    Jun 05, 2011 4:50 AM GMT
    I filled out the survey, which is a genuine university survey.
    The checks take about 3-4 weeks to receive. Check back in with me in about 2-3 weeks and I'll let you know if I got the check.

  • Vaughn

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    Jun 05, 2011 11:47 AM GMT
    RPMSoccer saidI filled out the survey, which is a genuine university survey.
    The checks take about 3-4 weeks to receive. Check back in with me in about 2-3 weeks and I'll let you know if I got the check.



    Check back with you? Did you write the checks?
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    Jun 05, 2011 12:26 PM GMT
    If you look up the faculty/researchers behind the study, you'll find that they are real researchers in this area of study.... different papers published already. It would definitely would be a good service to others to fill out the survey. I did, it's interesting and I'm sure yields interesting results ..... lol.
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    Jun 05, 2011 1:04 PM GMT
    Hi, Vaughn-

    I meant to say that based on the survey detail page on their website, I should anticipate receiving my interviewee "fee" in about 2-3 weeks.

    I am not the one writing the checks, to be sure.

    ;-)

    Perry
  • Profire

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    Jun 07, 2011 12:21 AM GMT
    The survey is legit and I got my $25 in my PayPal account.

    Lol at people who say "I don't need $25".

    $25 for a 5 min survey is equal to making the equivalent of $300 per hour or $600k a year.
    Not many people making that kind of money
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    Jun 07, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    EasyEight said
    My guess is that they're collecting info, like email addresses, etc. for future spamming. Wouldn't touch it....


    Just took it. It takes a while, but never did they ask for e-mail address or physical address (because I opted out of receiving payment for participation).

    Take the test, help the researchers out. Some of you guys on here tell waaaaaaayyyyyy more about your sex life than the quiz asked!!
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    Jun 07, 2011 12:55 AM GMT
    Moral of the thread is..

    quit being such a sellout RJ, jeeez
  • Vaughn

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    Jun 10, 2011 2:09 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said
    EasyEight said
    My guess is that they're collecting info, like email addresses, etc. for future spamming. Wouldn't touch it....


    Just took it. It takes a while, but never did they ask for e-mail address or physical address (because I opted out of receiving payment for participation).

    Take the test, help the researchers out. Some of you guys on here tell waaaaaaayyyyyy more about your sex life than the quiz asked!!


    They just want to know what you like to wank to. I think the AIDs thing might be a bit of a Trojan horse.
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    Jun 11, 2011 6:34 PM GMT
    they sent me $25 too. This is their website:
    http://www.sph.umn.edu/epi/research/hips/index.asp


    Seems legit. Feel free to take the survey. It's kind of long though. Took me almost 20 minutes to finish.
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    Jun 19, 2011 12:55 PM GMT
    i took it, i never felt more cocky about myself icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 21, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    waxon saidi took it, i never felt more cocky about myself icon_smile.gif


    lol what did you answer?
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    Jun 22, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
    I got the $25 check today...woohoo...easy to do and I had a little bit of fun doing it, too.
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    Jun 22, 2011 8:13 AM GMT
    I want to do it, where's the link?
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    Jun 25, 2011 1:05 PM GMT
    Yeah it's legit ... it's thru the university of minnesota ... I got 25 bucks thru paypal in about 2 weeks. I took a different survey thru the univ of minn last year and I got 30 bucks in gift cards....
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    Jun 25, 2011 1:23 PM GMT
    Advaya said
    waxon saidi took it, i never felt more cocky about myself icon_smile.gif


    lol what did you answer?


    Just the truth but I was like dayum I'm a pimp
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    Jun 25, 2011 1:57 PM GMT
    LINK!?
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    Jun 25, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
    I think it's a legitimate survey. It's from a university and most scams can't get a ".edu" web address. Being a grad student, I know how hard it is to get people to complete these surveys.